16 June 2016 Current Affairs

16 June 2016 Current Affairs

Union Government Launches Vidyanjali Mobile App

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on 16 June launched the Vidyanjali Mobile App that can be used by anyone to register for volunteer work at government schools. Vidyanjali initiative is in line with the Union HRD Ministry’s ongoing efforts under Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat.Vidyanjali is being launched in pilot phase across 2200 schools in 21 states by HRD Minister. Volunteers can easily register for Vidyanjali by logging on to the MyGov website or app @mygovindia.

Supriya Sahu Appointed as Director General of Doordarshan

Senior IAS officer Supriya Sahu was appointed as Director General of Doordarshan. She will be the full-time director general of the state-run broadcaster after two year as the post was lying vacant since July 2014.

Sunil Mittal Elected Chief of International Chamber of Commerce

Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder chairman of Bharti Enterprises, has been elected as the head of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), based in Paris, France. Mittal is the third Indian business leader to head ICC in its near-hundred year history of being the world’s oldest and most respected global business organisation.He takes over from Terry McGraw, Chairman Emeritus of S&P Global, who will now become ICC’s honorary chairman.He is currently the Chair of the World Economic Forums (WEF) Telecommunications Steering Committee. He is also a member of the India-US, India-UK and India-Japan CEO Forums.

Russia Launches Most Powerful Nuclear Icebreaker Arktika

“Russia on 16 June launched the new Project 22220 nuclear icebreaker dubbed ‘Arktika’. It is the world’s largest and most powerful vessel of its kind. It was launched from the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. Arktika is powered by two next generation RITM-200 nuclear-reactors. These reactors will be supplied with nuclear be produced by the TVEL fuel company. It has dual-draft design which makes it possible to use it in Arctic waters and in estuaries of polar rivers. It can break through 13 feet (3 metres) thick ice. The vessel is 173.3 meters long and 34 meters wide. It has displacement capacity of 33540 metric tons.”

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